President Trump Meets with Southwest Airlines Passengers CSPAN May 1, 2018 5:27pm-5:37pm EDT
:30ch on sunday, 830 eastern. announcer: earlier today, president trump met with crew members and passengers of southwest airlines flight 1380, the flight where the pilot was forced to make emergency landing in philadelphia after an engine failed. one passenger died in the accident. here is a look. pres. trump: some incredible people behind me. i want to say that i am honored to have the heroic crew and passengers of southwest flight 1380 at the white house today. i also want to thank the secretary for doing an incredible job. for her leadership, thank you very much. really fantastic job, in so many ways. while im in route from new york, they were, they were -- i am
taking -- i have taken that route many times. they went from laguardia to dallas, love field last month and the engine failed. piloted by captain -- [applause] going to the air force academy. right? >> yes, sir. pres. trump: good genes. you have good genes. he did an incredible job. and the first officer, who joins us today, also. great job. is he a pretty good? >> the best. pres. trump: that is what i hear. our hearts break for the family of the passenger who tragically lost her life, jennifer reardon. -- riordan. we think about her husband and their beautiful children. we ask god to hold them close as they grieve the loss of a loving
wife and mother. i have seen so much about jennifer, she must have been a fantastic woman. really a fantastic woman. we are also joined by the crew members, catherine, sinik, mallory and rachel. who displayed exemplary leadership in making an emergency landing in philadelphia. i want to thank you, fantastic job. really fantastic. you were a little bit nervous up there? pres. trump: you knew it was piloting the plane, no problem. fantastic. they said that you work on, strong and cool. thank you very much. the captain, i want to commend you on your life-saving actions. everybody is talking about and they will for a long time. i understand you were the first woman to ever fly a tactical aircraft in the united states navy.
you drew from years of training and safety and you knew how to land that plane. we salute you and every member of this group. -- this crew. thank you very much. [applause] finally, we are indebted to the passengers, including kim mcginty, andrew neil, and peggy phillips, who are also with us. thank you. [applause] their safetyisked to pull jennifer back inside the aircraft. peggy phillips helped administer cpr until the plane landed. and while there was nothing more that they could do, they responded with tremendous bravery and everybody is talking about it. so your bravery and compassion, we really appreciate it. thank you. the actions of the crew and passengers of southwest flight 1380 showed the great character of our nation.
we are very proud of them. and god bless you all and thank you very much for being at the white house. it is an honor to meet you all. thank you very much. thank you very much, everybody. [applause] >> thank you, everyone. we are going to exit. thank you. pres. trump: i think that president moon was very nice when he suggested it. i want to get peace. that is the main thing. it is a big problem and i think it will work out well. we are setting up meetings right now and i think will probably be announced over the next couple days, the location and date. but i thought it was very generous of president moon of south korea to make that statement. and i appreciate it. the main thing is to get it done. thank you all. >> thank you. pres. trump: thank you very much. >> are you going to jerusalem? pres. trump: definitely.
announcer: tonight, the presidential center holds a discussion on education issues, including innovation and lifelong learning. dr. priscilla chan, married to mark zuckerberg, looks at the current education system. here is part of what she said. this is not going to sound humble, and i also think it is true of all of you in this room, i was a really good student. >> totally. >> you guys were good students? but what that means is that i was really -- i am really good at sitting in a lecture hall, listening to someone share information, write it down, then tell it back to somebody later. i'm still really good at it. if i was in your seats, i would be having a really good time. [laughter] i am having a good time up here too. [laughter] but, like, when i actually went
to work with families, build the primary school, build it, i did not have that skill set. nobody prepared me for that. i asked my friends who had gotten mba's, i said, did they teach you this? they said no. our current systems, even if we are wildly successful, do not actually prepare students to do, do what they need to do in the workplace. is,what is -- what my hope is that we actually think about how it can change that. how we can educate our students in a way that prepares them for the real life workplace. announcer: that was a part of what dr. priscilla chan had to say at an event on education issues held at the george w. bush presidential center in dallas. you can watch the entire event tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on
c-span. book tv in primetime continues tonight with a look at recent books written on politics. beginning at 8:00 p.m. eastern, a yield professor looks at tribalism -- yale professor looks at tribalism in america. then tim scott and congressman trey gowdy discuss their friendship and time on the hill, in their book "unified." then examining hollywood and president trump in "the case against the establishment." on c-span2. monday, on landmark cases, a case on capital punishment. greg the georgia. convictedon greg, a armed robbery and murder, challenged his death sentence. this case and four other cases were considered by the court. the supreme court ruled against them, but established strict or guidelines for those estates
wishing to impose the death penalty. our guests, one of the nations top capital legal scholars, and a professor of harvard law school. she has argued against the death penalty in a number of cases. she was also a former clerk of thurgood marshall. and the legal director of the criminal justice legal foundation, advocating in favor of capital punishment, and a more swift moving criminal justice system. he has written numerous briefs in death penalty cases before the supreme court. watch "landmark cases" on monday at 9:00 eastern. join the conversation. #landmark cases. follow us on c-span. we have resources on her website for background on each case. the landmark cases companion book, a link to the national constitution center's interactive constitution, and podcasts. at c-span.org.
up next, a discussion on the backlog of immigration cases, which has more than doubled from 2006 to 2015. we had remarks from the director of immigration review. the chubby ministers and has a goal of cutting the load by half by 2020. this is about one hour. >> good morning. on behalf of the center, i want to welcome you to the national press club for the first in a series of what we are calling immigration newsmakers events. these events will give the heads of federal agencies, members of congress and other government immigration policy makers an opportunity to discuss their priorities, as well as the challenges they face in implementing and enforcing immigration laws to the united states. we are honored to have as their first newsmaker, james mchenry, the director of the executive office for immigration